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Christian Veldhuis

Team Leader Ships - Simulation & Development | Senior Project Manager | Research coordinator Zero Emission Shipping

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Experienced CFDhydrodynamic specialist with a theoretical academic background in mechanical engineering and physics with over 10 years experience in applied naval architecture in the maritime research sector.Aim for innovation in the maritime sector linking mechanical engineering physics and naval architecture using advanced techniques e.g. CFD multidisciplinary optimization data driven technologies to come to innovative concepts that make zero emission shipping a reality.

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Methanol as an Energy Steptowards Zero-Emission Dutch Shipping (MENENS)

8 Apr 2022

Reading time 6 minutes

The goal of MENENS is to accelerate the route to emission-free shipping by developing adaptive system solutions based on methanol. This project has ...
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The path towards zero emission shipping

7 Apr 2021

Reading time 3 minutes

Zero emission shipping is top on the agenda of our sector. The paths to get there and the final solutions are different and depend on many aspects, ...
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Advances in design and analysis of ducted propellers for dredging vessels

22 Sep 2019

This paper addresses the challenges and advances made in the hydro-dynamic design and design evaluation of ducted propellers. The application of new ...
Paper
Shallow-Water Performance Prediction - Hybrid Approach of Model Testing and CFD Calculations

22 Sep 2019

There are limitations in the performance predictions for shallow-water ships that normally operate at relatively high speeds, using towing tank ...
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Multi-Objective Surrogate Based Hull-Form Optimization Using High-Fidelity RANS Computations

15 May 2017

For a practical application it is shown that the computational time reduces from two weeks to only a day when using Surrogate Based Global ...
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CFD for twin gondola aft ship design

4 Sep 2016

This paper shows a test case in the optimization for a twingondola ship. In optimizing ships, one can optimize for minimal resistance or for minimal ...
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Ship optimization using viscous flow computations in combination with generic shape variations and Design of Experiments

4 Sep 2016

Today, optimization procedures based on CFD-computations are used more and more in practical ship design projects. Potential-flow solvers are used ...
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Multi-objective Hull-form Optimization Using Kriging on Noisy Computer Experiments

17 Jun 2015

Meta-modelling is a key technique for efficient multi-objective optimization in ship design projects using CFD. However, objective functions ...
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ReFRESCO-operation gives unique opportunities in CFD

6 Dec 2014

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Last autumn MARIN launched an innovative initiative to start a partnership with its clients for a maritime Computational Fluid Dynamics' (CFD) ...
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Design for Service - Effects of Loading Conditions on Powering Performances

25 Oct 2013

This paper discusses the results of a study to numerically determine the speed-power curve of a ship for several loading conditions. Therefore the ...
Paper
Optimization of a Chemical Tanker with Free-surface Viscous Flow Computations

20 Oct 2013

This paper discusses a procedure to optimize ship hull forms for minimum required power and best wake field quality, based on CFD computations of ...
Magazine
Improved hull optimisation using PARNASSOS Explorer

30 Aug 2013

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MARIN's inhouse RANS optimisation tool PARNASSOS Explorer is helping the industry discover more about the optimal hull form in order to improve ...
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Geometry always at the heart of MARIN's work

21 Jan 2013

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Geometry always at the heart of MARIN's work Computational geometry is at the heart of much of MARIN's day-to-day business, which includes the hull, ...
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Yachting - a highly demanding market

2 Aug 2011

Reading time 12 minutes

MARIN has long been committed to serving the global yachting market; assisting in the engineering of innovative designs and complex systems. These ...
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Trim wedge optimization using RANS/FS

22 Mar 2011

It is well-known that even for large displacement ships the application of a trim wedge can reduce the ship resistance by several per cent. At ...
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CFD versus PIV

26 Aug 2010

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Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is playing an increasingly important role in today's maritime industry. Report explains MARIN's efforts to ...
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Integrated design approach helps reduce fuel consumption and emissions

12 Aug 2009

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Efforts to reduce emissions continue worldwide. The maritime industry too, is pressing on with initiatives to cut back emissions. Undoubtedly, ...
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BAE Systems and MARIN collaborate on Landing Platform Dock concept development

17 Oct 2007

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Bae Systems recently partnered MARIN in a bid to develop a concept Landing Platform Dock. Operational and engineering specialists from both ...

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